26 August 2008

Solidarity

August 26, 2008
Op-Art

By YOKO ONO
This appeared in The New York Times today. Two things. First, I agree with the point. It cannot be stated forcefully enough. Second, I find the "genre" question raised by this offering an intriguing one. An Op-Ed is a short, punchy essay on some topic, whether private or public. It is meant to provoke thought. The medium is text; words, carefully chosen (in principle) under constraints of length. Op-Art, apparently, has the same aim. It too operates within relatively strict constraints - in this instance, ink & paper, two dimensions, and so on. But the medium is an image.

1 Comments:

Blogger jc said...

Hi, a similar, minimalist public message is being censored in St. Paul right now. See the NY Times article:

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/08/30/us/politics/30billboard.html?ex=1377748800&en=41bd850c69b26007&ei=5124&partner=permalink&exprod=permalink

Keep up the good work!

30 August, 2008 16:53  

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